Research Projects

Supervisor(s): 

Michael Ashley

Michael's research interests centre around astronomy from Antarctica. This includes the design and construction of instrumentation for use in Antarctica, and in the analysis of data collected by the instruments.

Supervisor(s): 

Dane McCamey

Projects in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science will investigate excitonic materials and devices via a range of techniques, including optical and spin based spectroscopy, electrical, and optical measurem

Supervisor(s): 

Tim Duty

My primary research goal is to advance the frontiers of physics that lie at the intersection of condensed matter and quantum engineering.

Supervisor(s): 

Dennis Stello
NASA's Kepler mission has provided a legacy data set for the study of stars and their planets. Kepler's high precision measurements reveals stellar brightness variations caused by oscillations of standing sound waves inside the stars. Just like the sound of a violin and a bass are different due to their different size, the Stellar Oscillations Group led by Dennis Stello uses observed frequencies of stellar oscillations to determine the sizes and masses of stars and what they are made of. Using this technique -- called asteroseismology -- is currently revolutionizing stellar astrophysics.

Supervisor(s): 

Oleg Sushkov

The CSIRO On-line Analysis (OLA) Group offers opportunities for students to undertake applied physics research projects at our Lucas Heights laboratories.

Honours projects
H1. 3D printed X-ray fluorescence analyser

Supervisor(s): 

Sarah Brough

Galaxies in our local Universe are quite different from the galaxies we see a long way away (which is also a long time ago). I study nearby galaxies in great detail to understand the physical mechanisms that cause them to evolve.

Supervisor(s): 

Oleg Sushkov

.Quantum point contact (QPC) is a one dimensional constriction in a two dimensional electron gas. Conductance of a QPC has been known to be quantized in units of G0 = 2e^2/h since 1988 [1,2].

Supervisor(s): 

Clemens Ulrich

 

Topological spin systems (skyrmions) and novel multiferroic materials investigated by optical spectroscopy and neutron scattering

 

Supervisor(s): 

Dimitrie Culcer

Holes are the absence of electrons in a semiconductor, and have very different spin properties than electrons.

The Acoustics Lab offers projects in the fundamental physics of the voice and of musical instruments. These are usually developed in collaboration with the student, because a project on instrument X is more interesting for a player of X and because the physics of women's voices is qualitatively different from that of men's voices.

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